[western-cape] - Are biodegradable plastic straws a better alternative to paper straws?

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Cape Town - A viral video last year caused a massive drinking straw debate and resulted in global companies ditching plastic straws.

The YouTube video, Straw in Turtle’s Nose, was filmed by Christine Figgener, a marine biologist at Texas A&M University, in 2015. The footage, and many others like it, was a stark reminder of the detrimental effects plastic pollution has on the oceans, and had people calling for better alternatives in order to save the turtles and seas.

Fast food company Famous Brands also came out saying that plastic straws will be removed and replaced in all its stores across South Africa and the UK by December 2018. Its restaurants will now use paper straws....

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